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Brandon Waddles

Composer | Conductor | Educator

Composer & Arranger

Brandon’s choral compositions and arrangements have been published and performed by choral ensembles around the world, including the Morehouse College and University of Michigan Glee Clubs, Oakwood Aeolians, Westminster Choir, Brigham Young University Singers and the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir. In 2019, he was awarded as the inaugural recipient of the ACDA Diverse Voices Collaborative Grant.

Dr. Waddles has worked as a transcriber of Black gospel music for numerous choral octavos, hymnals and hymnal supplements published by GIA, including his recent work as a contributing editor for the One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism hymnal. Brandon recently released Just In Case You’ve Forgotten, the first selected compendium of works by the late Thomas Whitfield, the subject of his dissertation.

Culture is Art


As a choral conductor and music director, Dr. Waddles maintains a diverse palate of work in the artistic field. From his tenure as conductor of the famed Westminster Jubilee Singers to his stint as music director for Grammy-nominated recording artist Ledisi, he continues to successfully traverse across a multitude of genres. Brandon has also served as music director for a number of musical theatre productions, including Legally Blonde, Hairspray, and Shrek. He has collaborated as guest conductor at music festivals around the country, and welcomes the opportunity to share in the creative process with individuals and arts organizations.

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